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Old 05-20-2008, 12:12 AM   #1
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Hi guys. I have a 1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L First Series. The car had been sitting in the drive way for a year and hadn't been turned on. About a month ago I bought it out of retirement. It needed a new tire and a new battery and that was it. Started right up. I got the oil changed, put some STP in the gas tank and filled the tank up. I got the oil changed 2 weeks ago. I was running an errand today and it started making this terrible knocking noise. The dashboard said there was so NO oil at all in the engine. I pulled over and checked the oil and it was full. I drove it back home since I was about 5 mins away. Now the car won't even start. My neighbors insist its an oil problem. The engine sounds as if it'* not getting oil. My neighbor thinks that the fuse that controls the oil is blown. I don't know where to find this fuse or what number it could be. Does anyone know the number and the location so I can check for myself? If it'* premature to think that its a fuse that is causing this, what else could it be? Thanks for the help...

BTW: This car has 60,000 miles. Plugs and wires are good.
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The oil pump is mechanical, so there is no fuse that would prevent the engine from getting oil.

We have seen a couple cases in which the oil pressure sending unit has shorted & blown the fuse. That fuse also supplies power to the fuel pump & ignition control module. Needless to say it won't start if that fuse is blown. Check fuse #6 under the dash on the passenger side.
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I didn't know there was a fuse box on the passenger'* side. I'll look to see if it blown tomorrow.
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